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A House of Photography by Michael Ray

Costa Mesa , CA

LOCATION

Costa Mesa, CA US 92627 (map)

PHONE

949-574-1277

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We specialize in Wedding Photography because Wedding images are important to us. So many moments full of emotion that happens for only one day. Capturing these moments is not only our... Read more
We specialize in Wedding Photography because Wedding images are important to us. So many moments full of emotion that happens for only one day. Capturing these moments is not only our job, it is our passion.

Our goal is to provide quality images and excellent service to our clientele. We take pride in our imagery so that you may enjoy them for years to come. After all, the day does go by too quickly and the photographs should do no less than bring you back to that fun and romantic day. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Angela
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing photographer! Everyone at my wedding loved him and how great he was. When we got the pictures I teared up. They ALL came out so beautiful I'm still having trouble picking one out to blow up and frame. He got everyone at my wedding and interacted with the guest as well. Would defiantly recommend him to anyone. ❤️
Amazing photographer! Everyone at my wedding loved him and how great he was. When we got the pictures I teared up. They Read more...
Amazing photographer! Everyone at my wedding loved him and how great he was. When we got the pictures I teared up. They ALL came out so beautiful I'm still having trouble picking one out to blow up and frame. He got everyone at my wedding and interacted with the guest as well. Would defiantly recommend him to anyone. ❤️ Read less
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Nicolle
Wedding:
7/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael was amazing!!! he was a blast to work with and made our wedding day even more enjoyable. all our guests loved him they gave us many compliments on how nice he was. he was all over the place he basically captured the whole night in pictures i didn't even regret not having a wedding video because he captured every moment. we loved working with Michael he helped make our special day even more special and i thank him for that. we loved our photo book as well it was very creative.
Michael was amazing!!! he was a blast to work with and made our wedding day even more enjoyable. all our guests loved him Read more...
Michael was amazing!!! he was a blast to work with and made our wedding day even more enjoyable. all our guests loved him they gave us many compliments on how nice he was. he was all over the place he basically captured the whole night in pictures i didn't even regret not having a wedding video because he captured every moment. we loved working with Michael he helped make our special day even more special and i thank him for that. we loved our photo book as well it was very creative. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Michael was very fun and flexible to work with as part of the Electra vendor package. We had high hopes for getting some photos completed before the guests boarded our boat and Michael was willing to work with us to make this happen. After a few conversations on the phone, I knew he had the right personality to set everyone at ease during the big day. The tone of our wedding was fun and casual and Michael fit right in with our family and guests. The turnaround was exceptionally quick; we received our wedding photos before we had even unpacked our suitcases!
Michael was very fun and flexible to work with as part of the Electra vendor package. We had high hopes for getting some Read more...
Michael was very fun and flexible to work with as part of the Electra vendor package. We had high hopes for getting some photos completed before the guests boarded our boat and Michael was willing to work with us to make this happen. After a few conversations on the phone, I knew he had the right personality to set everyone at ease during the big day. The tone of our wedding was fun and casual and Michael fit right in with our family and guests. The turnaround was exceptionally quick; we received our wedding photos before we had even unpacked our suitcases! Read less
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Brandi
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We found Michael through our wedding venue. He came highly recommended by our planner. We met with him and liked him right away. His work was great and so were his packages and prices. Fast forward a few months and at the last minute I decided I wanted to do engagement photos so we could use them on our save the date cards. I contacted Michael and he was so nice and so easy to schedule with. We had so much fun at the beach with him and everybody loved the pictures we chose and couldn't say enough good things about them. I could have chose anybody to do the engagement session since it wasn't part of the package, but I wanted to work with him to see his style prior to the wedding so I would know what to expect. Fast forward many more months. Our wedding photos are fabulous!! Not only did the whole family love working with Michael (he's a little bit whacky and tons of fun) but he knew all the right pics to get without me having to be one of those crazy brides walking around with a huge and specific list. And best of all by the time I got back from my honeymoon about 2 weeks later he had a link for me to view the pics. Within about 3 weeks from the wedding I had my CD's and photo book in hand. I know people that have had to wait almost a year to get that from their photographer. I'm not anywhere near that patient. So if you are looking for somebody that does quality work, is a lot of fun and will make you feel even more special on your special day, look no further. Thank you Michael, we couldn't have asked for anything better!!
We found Michael through our wedding venue. He came highly recommended by our planner. We met with him and liked him right Read more...
We found Michael through our wedding venue. He came highly recommended by our planner. We met with him and liked him right away. His work was great and so were his packages and prices. Fast forward a few months and at the last minute I decided I wanted to do engagement photos so we could use them on our save the date cards. I contacted Michael and he was so nice and so easy to schedule with. We had so much fun at the beach with him and everybody loved the pictures we chose and couldn't say enough good things about them. I could have chose anybody to do the engagement session since it wasn't part of the package, but I wanted to work with him to see his style prior to the wedding so I would know what to expect. Fast forward many more months. Our wedding photos are fabulous!! Not only did the whole family love working with Michael (he's a little bit whacky and tons of fun) but he knew all the right pics to get without me having to be one of those crazy brides walking around with a huge and specific list. And best of all by the time I got back from my honeymoon about 2 weeks later he had a link for me to view the pics. Within about 3 weeks from the wedding I had my CD's and photo book in hand. I know people that have had to wait almost a year to get that from their photographer. I'm not anywhere near that patient. So if you are looking for somebody that does quality work, is a lot of fun and will make you feel even more special on your special day, look no further. Thank you Michael, we couldn't have asked for anything better!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Michael was quick to respond to questions and was very informative about what to expect the day of the wedding. He has such a fun personality and was so enjoyable to work with. The pictures turned out incredible and I couldn't imagine anything being more perfect.
We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Michael was quick to respond to questions and was very informative about Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Michael was quick to respond to questions and was very informative about what to expect the day of the wedding. He has such a fun personality and was so enjoyable to work with. The pictures turned out incredible and I couldn't imagine anything being more perfect. Read less
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Charlene
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike was awesome!!! It was hard to decide who to choose from on the list Electra provides, especially living out of the area. I talked to a few people and we just clicked!! I told him what I was looking for in our Engagement photos and in the Wedding photos and he delivered!!! We have the most amazing pictures on the beach for our engagement pictures and the wedding photos were amazing too!! He delivered exactly what we asked for. He is professional but FUN!!! I HIGHLY recommend him for your wedding and engagement photos. We will be using him for any other photos we need and have already recommended him to a few people!! Great job!! We LOVE Mike!!!
Mike was awesome!!! It was hard to decide who to choose from on the list Electra provides, especially living out of the Read more...
Mike was awesome!!! It was hard to decide who to choose from on the list Electra provides, especially living out of the area. I talked to a few people and we just clicked!! I told him what I was looking for in our Engagement photos and in the Wedding photos and he delivered!!! We have the most amazing pictures on the beach for our engagement pictures and the wedding photos were amazing too!! He delivered exactly what we asked for. He is professional but FUN!!! I HIGHLY recommend him for your wedding and engagement photos. We will be using him for any other photos we need and have already recommended him to a few people!! Great job!! We LOVE Mike!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Michael for our Engagement and Wedding photography. He's a blast during the events and makes it fun to stand around taking the obligatory photos haha.
He was very flexible with the flow of things and was there to catch all the big stuff and the impromptu stuff.
I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone in the area that needs a photographer for their event.
We loved working with Michael for our Engagement and Wedding photography. He's a blast during the events and makes it fun Read more...
We loved working with Michael for our Engagement and Wedding photography. He's a blast during the events and makes it fun to stand around taking the obligatory photos haha.
He was very flexible with the flow of things and was there to catch all the big stuff and the impromptu stuff.
I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone in the area that needs a photographer for their event. Read less
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Tanelle
Wedding:
3/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael was the Most Amazing Photographer EVER!!! He was so inviting, and made us feel so comfortable!! It was like having a close friend taking our photos! He got all our moments captured in the most Amazing way!! I even had an incident where I threw my bouquet at the wrong time, (so, technically the ability to capture that moment was lost)....and somehow he still caught the moment....don't know how he did it. He can do magic, too, I guess. Needless to say, I highly recommend him to anyone that wants an Amazing photographer. He really cares for you and ensures that he captures your most special day in the most Beautiful, Heart felt way!!! Thank you so much Michael!! You are Amazing!!
Michael was the Most Amazing Photographer EVER!!! He was so inviting, and made us feel so comfortable!! It was like having Read more...
Michael was the Most Amazing Photographer EVER!!! He was so inviting, and made us feel so comfortable!! It was like having a close friend taking our photos! He got all our moments captured in the most Amazing way!! I even had an incident where I threw my bouquet at the wrong time, (so, technically the ability to capture that moment was lost)....and somehow he still caught the moment....don't know how he did it. He can do magic, too, I guess. Needless to say, I highly recommend him to anyone that wants an Amazing photographer. He really cares for you and ensures that he captures your most special day in the most Beautiful, Heart felt way!!! Thank you so much Michael!! You are Amazing!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
12/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike, the man who took the photos for my wedding, did a fabulous job! The pictures are fantastic and honestly most of the time you didn't notice he was there. He was perfect and I am so glad I had him as my photographer
Mike, the man who took the photos for my wedding, did a fabulous job! The pictures are fantastic and honestly most of the Read more...
Mike, the man who took the photos for my wedding, did a fabulous job! The pictures are fantastic and honestly most of the time you didn't notice he was there. He was perfect and I am so glad I had him as my photographer Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not have chosen a better photographer to shoot our wedding than Michael!! He was such a pleasure to work with and made taking all those pictures fun. He has a great spirit and wonderful sense of humor. The pictures he took came our so beautiful, words can not describe how amazingly he captured our special day!! The pictures were ready in a timely manner considering the holidays were right after the wedding and we got exactly what was promised to us. The book he made brought back all the great memories of that day and the pictures he chose we PERFECT!! I would recommend Michael to anyone for their photography needs. Thanks so much Michael!!
I could not have chosen a better photographer to shoot our wedding than Michael!! He was such a pleasure to work with and Read more...
I could not have chosen a better photographer to shoot our wedding than Michael!! He was such a pleasure to work with and made taking all those pictures fun. He has a great spirit and wonderful sense of humor. The pictures he took came our so beautiful, words can not describe how amazingly he captured our special day!! The pictures were ready in a timely manner considering the holidays were right after the wedding and we got exactly what was promised to us. The book he made brought back all the great memories of that day and the pictures he chose we PERFECT!! I would recommend Michael to anyone for their photography needs. Thanks so much Michael!! Read less
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A
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Ray is simply the best photographer I've ever had. He did our engagement AND wedding photos and we were not disappointed! Even our guests at our wedding were making comments on how well Michael was doing capturing our special moments and how personable he is. He will make you feel very comfortable, no matter which setting you choose to have your photos taken. He is awesome!! Thank you so much, Michael!!!!
Michael Ray is simply the best photographer I've ever had. He did our engagement AND wedding photos and we were not Read more...
Michael Ray is simply the best photographer I've ever had. He did our engagement AND wedding photos and we were not disappointed! Even our guests at our wedding were making comments on how well Michael was doing capturing our special moments and how personable he is. He will make you feel very comfortable, no matter which setting you choose to have your photos taken. He is awesome!! Thank you so much, Michael!!!! Read less
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Camille
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael's was incredible! He has such an eye for lighting, angles, posing, etc. Our wedding photos turned our to be phenomenal! We were so happy that we chose him as our photographer. Our wedding day flew by, it was amazing, but I am glad we had Michael there to capture all of the important moments and more! He was perfect! He was funny nice and easy to communicate with! I completely enjoyed the day, and I didn't have to worry about the pictures because he was always there. We also had many compliments from our guests about how great he was, and how he just jumped right in and did an amazing job. I highly recommend him! You will not end up disappointed. :)
Michael's was incredible! He has such an eye for lighting, angles, posing, etc. Our wedding photos turned our to be Read more...
Michael's was incredible! He has such an eye for lighting, angles, posing, etc. Our wedding photos turned our to be phenomenal! We were so happy that we chose him as our photographer. Our wedding day flew by, it was amazing, but I am glad we had Michael there to capture all of the important moments and more! He was perfect! He was funny nice and easy to communicate with! I completely enjoyed the day, and I didn't have to worry about the pictures because he was always there. We also had many compliments from our guests about how great he was, and how he just jumped right in and did an amazing job. I highly recommend him! You will not end up disappointed. :) Read less
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Carlyn
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael's work is incredible! He has such an eye for lighting, angles, posing, etc. Our wedding photos are phenomenal and we are so glad we chose Michael and House of Photography. The day goes by so quick, and Michael did a great job of grabbing the shots quickly so that we could enjoy our wedding. If you are looking for a true professional, go with Michael. You won't be disappointed!
Michael's work is incredible! He has such an eye for lighting, angles, posing, etc. Our wedding photos are phenomenal and Read more...
Michael's work is incredible! He has such an eye for lighting, angles, posing, etc. Our wedding photos are phenomenal and we are so glad we chose Michael and House of Photography. The day goes by so quick, and Michael did a great job of grabbing the shots quickly so that we could enjoy our wedding. If you are looking for a true professional, go with Michael. You won't be disappointed! Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael was just incredible at our wedding. He captured every moment, the photos came out better than we could have imagined. He was so friendly and professional...all day my guests kept telling me what a great guy the photographer was because it was so noticeable even to those who weren't part of the wedding party. I would recommend A House of Photography to anyone!!
Michael was just incredible at our wedding. He captured every moment, the photos came out better than we could have Read more...
Michael was just incredible at our wedding. He captured every moment, the photos came out better than we could have imagined. He was so friendly and professional...all day my guests kept telling me what a great guy the photographer was because it was so noticeable even to those who weren't part of the wedding party. I would recommend A House of Photography to anyone!! Read less
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Patty
Wedding:
5/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael was so professional and fun to work with! He made our wedding photography session truly a pleasure! Besides having an awesome time with him at our wedding we also loved loved loved his work when we got the pics! Amazing candid shots, great posed ones and plenty of pics to capture the entire day/night! You won't go wrong picking Michael as your wedding or event photographer!
Michael was so professional and fun to work with! He made our wedding photography session truly a pleasure! Besides having Read more...
Michael was so professional and fun to work with! He made our wedding photography session truly a pleasure! Besides having an awesome time with him at our wedding we also loved loved loved his work when we got the pics! Amazing candid shots, great posed ones and plenty of pics to capture the entire day/night! You won't go wrong picking Michael as your wedding or event photographer! Read less
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Para
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I love love love my wedding photos. They are so amazing and he captured some of the best moments ever. Micheal is the best!!!!!!!!!!
I love love love my wedding photos. They are so amazing and he captured some of the best moments ever. Micheal is the Read more...
I love love love my wedding photos. They are so amazing and he captured some of the best moments ever. Micheal is the best!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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lisafuzz
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael is great! He is funny and has personality which helped when we were taking our engagement photos and on our wedding day. He's attentive, creative, affordable, and punctual. He knows how to work his magic. His turnaround was also very quick. It was so hard to pick which photos to put in our album from so many great photos. I highly recommend him!
Michael is great! He is funny and has personality which helped when we were taking our engagement photos and on our Read more...
Michael is great! He is funny and has personality which helped when we were taking our engagement photos and on our wedding day. He's attentive, creative, affordable, and punctual. He knows how to work his magic. His turnaround was also very quick. It was so hard to pick which photos to put in our album from so many great photos. I highly recommend him! Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
12/28/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Michael and the job he did for us! The pictures were spectacular and he worked so hard the whole time. We ended up with over 900 pictures and they were all great! He really knows the best angles and how to work without being intrusive. He was professional, diligent, and creative. He captured the day beautifully. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
I can't say enough about Michael and the job he did for us! The pictures were spectacular and he worked so hard the whole Read more...
I can't say enough about Michael and the job he did for us! The pictures were spectacular and he worked so hard the whole time. We ended up with over 900 pictures and they were all great! He really knows the best angles and how to work without being intrusive. He was professional, diligent, and creative. He captured the day beautifully. I would recommend him in a heartbeat! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael is a great! All the wedding party enjoyed working with him!
Michael is a great! All the wedding party enjoyed working with him!
Michael is a great! All the wedding party enjoyed working with him! Read less
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aug22
Wedding:
8/22/2008
4.9/5.0
It's hard to find a hard working and professional photographer because there are so many to pick from. There were a few to choose from on the Electra Cruises and we picked Michael. Our first experience with Michael was at the park taking our engagement photos. I had a chance to talk to Michael's wife in getting more details because I am a very detailed person and like to be prepared for all occasions and she was so helpful. We had an awesome fun time at the park with Michael and got great photos. We love all the candid photos Michael took of us at the park and we were very satisfied. On our wedding day, Michael worked so hard to give us the memory we deserved for our wedding. The pictures turned out so amazing! We had tons to choose from for our album. Our families and friends kept mentioning how beautiful the pictures turned out. Thank you Michael!
It's hard to find a hard working and professional photographer because there are so many to pick from. There were a few to Read more...
It's hard to find a hard working and professional photographer because there are so many to pick from. There were a few to choose from on the Electra Cruises and we picked Michael. Our first experience with Michael was at the park taking our engagement photos. I had a chance to talk to Michael's wife in getting more details because I am a very detailed person and like to be prepared for all occasions and she was so helpful. We had an awesome fun time at the park with Michael and got great photos. We love all the candid photos Michael took of us at the park and we were very satisfied. On our wedding day, Michael worked so hard to give us the memory we deserved for our wedding. The pictures turned out so amazing! We had tons to choose from for our album. Our families and friends kept mentioning how beautiful the pictures turned out. Thank you Michael! Read less
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tbrownie
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.4/5.0
They did a great job, but at the end of my wedding they just gave me the roll of film, I thought they were supposed to develop them and show me some before I chose. Overall they took great pictures!
They did a great job, but at the end of my wedding they just gave me the roll of film, I thought they were supposed to Read more...
They did a great job, but at the end of my wedding they just gave me the roll of film, I thought they were supposed to develop them and show me some before I chose. Overall they took great pictures! Read less
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Vadim
Wedding:
5/27/2007
4.8/5.0
Michael is very professional. He takes the time to meet you and find out what you're looking for in the photos. He was prompt to arrive to the event. We received our samples (to choose from) within 2 weeks and went through several iterations on the album layout and received final album within 5 months [this is REALLY good compared to all our friends who are averaging 12+ months].

About the photos: Michael has a great eye and has done a lot of work with Electra so he knows all the great locations and shots.
Michael is very professional. He takes the time to meet you and find out what you're looking for in the photos. He was Read more...
Michael is very professional. He takes the time to meet you and find out what you're looking for in the photos. He was prompt to arrive to the event. We received our samples (to choose from) within 2 weeks and went through several iterations on the album layout and received final album within 5 months [this is REALLY good compared to all our friends who are averaging 12+ months].

About the photos: Michael has a great eye and has done a lot of work with Electra so he knows all the great locations and shots. Read less
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somertime124
Wedding:
6/22/2006
4.7/5.0
Michael and his wife were great. They made us laugh and were fun but still totally professional. We got tons of great pictures to chose from. They were recommended to us by Electra Cruises.
Michael and his wife were great. They made us laugh and were fun but still totally professional. We got tons of great Read more...
Michael and his wife were great. They made us laugh and were fun but still totally professional. We got tons of great pictures to chose from. They were recommended to us by Electra Cruises. Read less
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